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Number of surgeons in the United States

How many surgeons are there in the United States?

18000

It is important to know that there are about 18,000 active general surgeons in the US.  What does this signify?  Well, there are 5.8 surgeons per 100,000 people.  Keep in mind that the current population of the United States of America is about 311 million people.  It is important to know that by 2020 the population of the United States is going to be about 340 million people.  Not too many people know that there are many rural areas that are underserved by general surgeons.

This fact is verified on : December 30, 2013.





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